Which 48" Walk Behind for my WIFE!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    For the 2007 season, my wife will partner up with me in my mowing business. Which HYDRO walk behind would best suit her? Thinking of a 48"

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    Get the new 44in. model from better outdoor products.
  3. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Took the words right out of my mouth. It isn't worth not considering this mower just because it it 4'' narrower than the standard 48.
  4. surgeon83

    surgeon83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Ferris 48 dual drive with some type of fixed-position stand-up sulky. The wide wheelbase on the Ferris DDs gives great stability on hills and combined with wider tires, makes it extremely easy to perform true zero turns and avoid divoting the turf on turns, even on a wet lawn.
  5. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    julee likes the gravely pro ster just because of the operating ease with being a female plus great with a sulkey.
  6. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    i agree 100% JMO THOUGH
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I'd say a dozen long stem roses and and a romantic evening out first is appropriate...the mower can wait for now.
  8. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Hustler or Toro with a T-bar, wouldnt waste my time with anything else.
  9. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I dont know how big your girl is....(and no Im not leading into a joke here)

    But if her hands are smaller than the average mans hands definately get the T-Bar, those pistol grips can cause problems in residential yards if ya dont have the extra finger length....
  10. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    The Bunton with Z controls, or the Gravely Pro Steer, or the Lesco with z type controls (if it hasn't been discontinued). The Hustler is way too long of a machine and the controls are NOT good, at least I sure didn't like them! I demoed one. The Toro w/ T bar will not be a good choice if you want to go hydro, which you should.

    I have the Bunton, great machine. The Z controls are effortless on the hands, the Gravely has an OPC which isn't on the Bunton. So I think the Bunton would be much more comfortable. I can't believe how my Bunton mulches leaves with the mulch kit installed! Often just one pass will do it! It's also incredible on discharging clippings.

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